One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for enabling communication between a SAS communication port of a SAS communication component and multiple storage devices. In a first example, a first SAS to SATA bridge chip and a second SAS to SATA bridge chip may be configured to route data from a SAS communication component …

Legal parties

Inventors (applicants): Radek Aster, Robert Hansen, Tim K. Emami
Assignees (initial): NetApp Inc. (Sunnyvale, US)
Agents: Cooper Legal Group LLC (attorney)

The application was examined by Brian Misiura (USPTO dept. 2111)


  • 1. A system for enabling communication between a SAS communication port of a SAS communication …
  • 2. The system of claim 1 , the second bridge chip operatively coupled to a SAS communication …
  • 3. The system of claim 2 , the second bridge chip configured to: …

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Description of the Drawings

FIG. 1 is a component block diagram illustrating an example clustered network in accordance with one or more of the provisions set forth herein. FIG. 2 is a component block …



The instant disclosure pertains to enabling communication between a SAS communication port of a SAS communication component (e.g., a SAS expander, SAS host bus adapter (HBA), etc.) and two or more …

Detailed Description

Some examples of the claimed subject matter are now described with reference to the drawings, where like reference numerals are used to refer to like elements throughout. In the following …

More details about Communication With Two or More Storage Devices via One SAS Communication Port

Miscellaneous patent data

The applicant's last name is Aster, and his first name is Radek, the applicant's location - Campbell, CA, the invention description is illustrated by 14 drawings, numbered 12/911,904 (application), located in Sunnyvale (US), the assignee organization is NetApp Inc., the patent was granted on Mar. 18, 2014, the grant publication number is 08677048, the assignee classification - a United States company, the recorded agent - Cooper Legal Group LLC, the exemplary patent drawings are Component block diagram illustrating an example, Component block diagram illustrating an example, Communication With Two or More, Illustration of an example of a storage, was examined by 2111 USPTO department, the examiner - Brian Misiura, the claim number 1 is selected as exemplary, categorized under Multiple bridges as a primary classification, explained by 14 figures, the patent grant was extended by 161 days, the application publication date is Oct. 26, 2010, similar classification categories are Path selection, Data compression and expansion, Transfer rate regulation, Secure or tamper-resistant housings, Input / Output Data Processing, Fullness indication, using carry switching, i.e. the incoming carry being connected directly, or only via an inverter, to the carry output under control of a carry propagate signal, Text processing, Addressing variable-length words or parts of words, using selection between two conditionally calculated carry or sum values, invented by Radek Aster et al., claims 1-32 comprise the invention scope, the patent particularly claims a system for enabling communication between a SAS communication port of a SAS…, the invention is titled Communication With Two or More Storage Devices via One SAS Communication Port, the published inventor's name is Tim K. Emami, the inventor's state is CA, city - San Jose.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Multiple bridges, Interconnection of, or transfer of information or other signals between, memories, input/output devices or central processing units, Bus bridge, for access to common bus or bus system, Arrayed. The designated search classifications include Multiple bridges.

Patent details
Publication number 08677048
Publication date Mar. 18, 2014
Kind code B2
Application number 12/911,904
Application date Oct. 26, 2010
Application type U
Application series code 12
Extension term 161
National classification 710/312
Total number of claims 32
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 14
Number of figures 14
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